May 8, 2013

Alternatives to CaringBridge

CaringBridge Alternatives

Depending on what your need is, there are a few great CaringBridge alternatives. Here are my top three listed by feature:

Option 1) http://posthope.org

  • No: advertising
  • No: solicitation for donations or tributes
  • Allows: Public and private sites with advanced privacy options like password protected sites
  • Allows: Fundraising - provides a secure, easy to use platform for users to receive donations and they do not collect any fee or portion of the donation.
  • Allows: Customize look and feel with photos and themes
  • Enables: Easy to use social sharing
  • Enables: Automatic notifications of new content (Updates, posts, photos etc)

Options 2) http://www.carepages.com

  • No: advertising
  • No: solicitation for donations or tributes
  • Allows: Public and private sites
  • Allows: Fundraising.
  • Allows: Customize look and feel with photos and themes
  • Enables: Easy to use social sharing
  • Enables: Automatic notifications of new content (Updates, posts, photos etc)

Options 3) http://www.giveforward.com

  • No: advertising
  • No: solicitation for donations or tributes
  • Allows: Public and private sites
  • Allows: Fundraising.
  • Allows: Customize look and feel with photos and themes
  • Enables: Easy to use social sharing
  • Enables: Automatic notifications of new content (Updates, posts, photos etc)


In summary, PostHope.org is most likely going to be your best alternative to CarePages or CaringBridge for a new patient website, care website or online fundraiser site!